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LK Gupta next Chief Secretary


Agartala, September 4, 2017: Senior IAS officer LK Gupta will be new Chief Secretary in Tripura. He would replace Sanjiv Ranjan who will be joining as Secretary of the Union Government at New Delhi.

Gupta is presently serving in a rank with the Union Government. He will take charge end of this month, official sources said. 

LK Gupta is 1986 batch IAS. 

CCTNS marks a huge jump in national security


New Delhi, August 31, 2017: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said the MHA recently launched the robust Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), which will mark a huge jump in national security. Shri Rijiju was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 10th Annual Summit on Cyber and Network Security here. 

He said in our country we have the rule of law, and not ruled by law. Unlike authoritarian countries where enforcement is easy, here citizen awareness is very important, he added.

Encouraging the private sector to partner with the Government in Cyber Security, Rijiju said the digital age has dawned upon us. There is no escaping the digital economy, he said adding, every aspect of modern life is dependent on the cyber world, be it health, banking or taxation. Cashless economy is a reality, the Minister said, adding that the more we become exposed to the cyber world, the more vulnerable we become to the looming cyber threats and malwares, which may even lead to the economy crippling in the wake of a cyber attack.

Rijiju said that we will have to live in this cyber world; at the same time we have to protect our national security and identity. 

Man arrested for posting obscene pictures


Kohima, August 31, 2017: Cyber Crime Police Station in Kohima arrested a man for posting sexually explicit/obscene picture of a girl in Face Book. According to PRO, PHQ, M. Tungoe, the accused and the victim had come to know each other from Face Book and had a relationship.

Later suspecting the victim of having other relationships, the accused had posted intimate pictures taken while they were together.

The PRO, Nagaland Police has further warned that under IT Act, 2008, publishing or transmitting of sexually explicit act/obscene picture in electronic form is a punishable offence with a minimum of 3 years imprisonment and up to 5 lakhs fine. In many social media groups of state including Face Book, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter and other social networking sites it has been observed that such posting/forwarding/copy pasting of sexually explicit/obscene material is being done randomly.

The PRO advised people at large to refrain from such acts to avoid legal action.

Deodhar gets bail in defamation suit of CM


Agartala, August 30, 2017: BJP’s central observer Sunil Deodhar who is facing defamation suit moved by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar was on Wednesday granted bail by West Tripura District and Session Judge R. Paul. The Public Prosecutor petitioned the suit in the court against Deodhar on August 7for attacking personal life style and politics of Chief Minister. 

The court fixed November 14 for next hearing in the case. Editor of a vernacular daily was also made respondent in the defamation for publishing full text of the speech threw at a public rally in April last earlier secured bail from the same court.

In a show of strength Sunil Deodhar was accompanied by two dozens of lawyers and few hundred supporters in the court premises. The court directed him to appear on day of next hearing. 

86th battalion of BSF adjudged best in Tripura


Agartala, August 29, 2017: Of 12 deployed battalions of BSF, 86th battalion has been adjudged best in Tripura state. The recognition gave the battalion opportunity to compete for the General Choudhary Trophy. 

The border force conducts the competition annually to ultimately choose one battalion for the trophy. The award is presented every year at Raising Day ceremony in Delhi on December 1.

86battalion is deployed along Bangladesh border in south Tripura. BSF officials said the battalion has displayed expertise in all categories marked for the competition during state round held on August 10 and 11.

Fitness of troopers, operational skill, and firing perfection are criteria to qualify in the next round.

U. C. Hazarika, Deputy Inspector General in the BSF’s Eastern Command with its headquarters in Berhampore, visited south Tripura on Tuesday to applaud success of 86th battalion. He congratulated Surender Kumar, Commanding Officer (CO) of 86battalion.  

DIG Hazarika also inspected deployment of the battalion on Indo – Bangla border. He also supervised its preparedness to compete in the next round. 

Naga food festival at Delhi draws huge response

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Kohima, August 28, 2017: Naga Food Festival at New Delhi saw a great response at Madhya Pradesh Bhavan and Manipur Bhavan. The event was inaugurated by Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Neiba Kronu and was also graced by Narottam Mishra, Minister for Water Resources, Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Rameshwar Sharma, MLA from Bhopal. 

Senior officers from Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh were also present. People from all over Delhi enjoyed the exotic cuisine of Nagaland. 

There was also heavy rush at Naga Food Festival at Manipur Bhavan. The function was graced by Vinit Joshi, Resident Commissioner, Manipur and guests from Manipur, Nagaland and all over Delhi. Everyone relished the dishes served for its authentic taste.                                          

Nagaland House Delhi organised the Naga Food Festival in Madhya Pradesh Bhawan and Manipur Bhawan on the 26th & 27th August 2017. This was a part of the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative under which different Bhawans are hosting cuisines of other Bhawans. On the 19th of August 2017 the cuisine of Madhya Pradesh was served in Nagaland House Delhi and residents and other guests got the flavour of Madhya Pradesh cuisine. On 4th of September, the cuisine of Manipur will be served in Nagaland House Delhi.

As per response received on the Facebook page of Nagaland House Delhi, there is a buzz in Delhi about the Naga Food Festival events in Madhya Pradesh Bhawan and Manipur Bhawan on the 26th & 27th August 2017.  Many are expected to come and relish the authentic, organic and exotic dishes being specially created for this occasion.

The exotic buffet menu has been reasonably priced at Rs 500 only per person.

Nagaland House Delhi has extended gratitude to the Horticulture Department, Government of Nagaland for ensuring that organic and fresh fruits and vegetables are made available for the occasion.

ONGC extends help to flood affected villagers


Agartala, August 28, 2019: With its continuing concern for CSR and care for the society, ONGC extended its support to the villagers near its KunjabanManiforld- who were badly affected by the unprecedented rainfalls that ravaged Agartala barely a fortnight ago  and which had caused floods.

 The ONGC team led by Roshan Lal Meena, (officiating Asset Manager- Tripura Asset) , Saket Gupta, In- Charge Human Resources, and R.K. Dewal,  In-Charge Health Safety and Environment along with members of the CSR team led by Chief Manger HR Shishir Minz zeroed on to the flood hit village of Indrapur near the Kunjaban Manifold and distributed Blankets, Mattresses, Pillows and cereals to around fifty families of the village.

The overjoyed villagers were full of appreciation for ONGC’s efforts and said that this was a much awaited relief. The camp was conducted with the coordination of a renowned NGO Bharat Sevashram Sangh.

Some of the food grains that were in excess were distributed to another adjoining village by the organizing NGO.

ONGC with its outlook of inclusive growth and development constantly organizes CSR camps on need basis in and around its operational areas to address the problems of the local inhabitants and this step was another exercise in the same direction.

NFR staff gets gold medal in Seoul


Maligaon, August, 28, 2017: Arambam Bobby Singh of NF Railway, who represented India, came first by winning gold medal in the Men’s 80 kg category in the recently held Asian Body Building Championship in Seoul, South Korea.

The tournament was organized by the Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Federation. Many countries participated in the Championship, including Iran, China, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Lanka and Bangladesh.

It’s another feather in the cap of Singh who already achieved many such feats while participating in numerous international events. He works in the NF Railway Head Quarter, Maligaon.

Arambam Bobby Singh today met Chahatey Ram, General Manager, NF Railway; who congratulated him for his stupendous achievement.

EMFA expresses grief at Rima Sharma’s death


Guwahati, August 27, 2017:  Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) expresses shock at the sudden demise of Rima Sharma, a cultural news presenter of Prag News, following an accident on Saturday night at Bhangagarh locality of the city. 

The forum also wishes fast recovery of another city based television scribe, who was admitted to GMCH after facing an attack from miscreants last night. Biman Kalita of News Live, who was stabbed at Dhirenpara locality, is still in the hospital.

“It is heart breaking that Rima went to the GMCH to meet Biman following his incident and on way back the young news presenter faced the accident. She was taken to the hospital, but the doctors declared her brought dead. May her soul rests in peace,” said a statement issued by the EMFA.

Prior to her last rites performed at Navagraha, Rima was paid rich tributes at her work place and Guwahati Press Club. Various media organizations along with a number of civil society groups and individuals expressed shock at her tragic death.

The EMFA also wishes early recovery of two other city based scribes namely Gautam Hazarika of DY365 and Kushal Lahan of Amar Asom,  who have been admitted to separate hospitals few days back following medical emergencies.

Palatana plant shut, Tripura buying power from outside


Agartala, August 27, 2017: Tripura government is procuring electricity from neighbouring states since production at 726MW gas based power plant in South Tripura ceased for maintenance work. OTPC (ONGC Tripura Power Company) announced closure of power generation at Palatana plant eight days ago and it would take another two weeks to restore production.

“Presently daily usage in Tripura is 270MW as heat wave continues in the region. We are buying power from outside at a higher rate”, an official of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) said.  

He said TSECL was taking utmost care to avoid load shedding anywhere in the state. Though they were bearing heavy expense for purchase of electricity from outside, the measure would continued till Palatana plant was resorted, the official added.

Even export of 150MW power to Bangladesh remained undisrupted due to transmission of power from outside sources. India agreed to supply power to Bangladesh for its help to transport turbines and heavy machineries through its soil to Palatana site.

Although OTPC is shut, small gas based plants and one hydro electricity project together producing 83MW on a daily average. Besides, TSECl is getting 85MW from NEEPCO power project at Monarchak in west Tripura.